Why study women, gender and sexuality studies?

Because much of what people think they know about women, gender, and sex is myth.

Requirements for the Minor

Women’s Studies Minor Course Requirements

The minor requires 18 hours. At least 12 hours must be at the junior/senior (300+) level or higher.

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Satisfied by: (3)
WGSS 101Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies3
or WGSS 102 Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Honors
Methods (3)
WGSS 301Research Methods in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies3
Social Science or Humanities Core. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours) chosen from the following: (3)3
Social Sciences
The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
Psychology of Women
Women and Violence
Women and Politics
Politics of Reproductive Policy
Gender, War, and Peace
Human Reproduction: Culture, Power, and Politics
Conceptual Issues in Human Sexuality
Humanities
African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
From Goddesses to Witches: Women in Premodern Europe
From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present
Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Women in Contemporary African Literature
History of American Women: Colonial Times to 1870
History of American Women: 1870 to Present
Theory. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours) chosen from the following: (9)3
Feminism and Philosophy
History of Feminist Theory
Race, Gender, and Post-Colonial Discourses
Feminism and Anthropology
Contemporary Feminist Political Theory
Introduction to Feminist Social Theory
Humanities Elective. Satisfied by any core humanities course not already satisfying core requirement above or any of the following approved humanities electives: 3
History of Jewish Women
Studies in: _____
Independent Study
Honors in Women, Gender and Sexualty Studies
Service Learning in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Studies in: _____
Seminar in: _____
Directed Readings
African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
From Goddesses to Witches: Women in Premodern Europe
From Mystics to Feminists: Women's History in Europe 1600 to the Present
Perspectives in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Women in Contemporary African Literature
History of American Women: Colonial Times to 1870
History of American Women: 1870 to Present
Popular Culture in Africa: Spiritual Thrills, Romance and Sexualities
History of Women and Work in Comparative Perspective
Modern American Women in Film and Literature
History of Feminist Theory
Race, Gender, and Post-Colonial Discourses (if not already used)
Gender, Culture, and Migration
Men and Masculinities
Body, Self and Society
Witches in European History and Historiography
African Women Writers
American Women and World War II
The Rhetoric of Women's Rights
Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature
Women and Literature: _____
US Diversity in Visual Culture
International Women Filmmakers
The History of Women and the Family in Europe, from 1500 to the Present
Feminism and Philosophy (if not already used for theory requirement)
Gender and Religion
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____ (Literature of Love and Marriage)
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____ (Women’s Writing and Autobiography)
Topics in Reading and Writing: _____ (Major Women Writers )
Topics in American Literature: _____
Special Study: _____ (Women/Modern Art)
History, Women, and Diversity in the U.S.
Social Sciences Elective. Satisfied by any core social science course not already satisfying core requirements above or any approved social science elective.3
The Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
Studies in: _____
Psychology of Women
Honors in Women, Gender and Sexualty Studies
Women and Violence
Women and Politics
Politics of Identity
Politics of Reproductive Policy
Service Learning in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Gender, War, and Peace
Human Reproduction: Culture, Power, and Politics
Conceptual Issues in Human Sexuality
Studies in: _____
The Politics of Physical Appearance
Women and Leadership: The Legislative Process
Gendered Modernity in East Asia
Feminism and Anthropology (if not already used)
Love, Sex, and Globalization
Contemporary Feminist Political Theory (if not already used)
Women and Politics in Latin America
Gender and Politics in Africa
Women, Health, and Healing in Latin America
Anthropology of Gender: Advanced Seminar in the Four Fields
The Black Woman
Communication and Gender
Stereotyping and Prejudice Across Cultures
Women in Society
Sociology of Sex Roles
Human Sexuality
Religious Perspectives on Selfhood and Sexuality
Sociology of Families
Independent Study (may be petitioned to satisfy a social science or humanities elective)
Seminar in: _____ (may be petitioned to satisfy a social science or humanities elective)
Directed Readings (may be petitioned to satisfy a social science or humanities elective)

Women's Studies Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.